TA7202 - SAAB J32B/E Lansen 1/72

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As Sweden’s first multi role fighter, the Saab J32 Lansen was a ground-attack platform, all-weather fighter, reconnaissance bird, electronic countermeasures aircraft, and air sampler, from the 1950's until at least as recently as 2010. 

SAAB 32 Lansen broke the sound barrier on 25 October 1953 when it exceeded Mach 1 in a shallow dive.  The A32 ("A" stands for attack) had an armament of four 20 mm Bofors m/49 cannon hidden under flaps in the nose.  It could carry the Rb04C anti-ship missile.  The Lansen normally was fitted with two Rb04C but it could also carry an additional missile.  Its main role was to prevent any Soviet invasion across Sweden's coastline.

One planned use of the A 32A was to deliver nuclear warheads or chemical weapons.  Sweden had an active nuclear weapons program during he 1950's and 1960's, but no weapons were ever produced.  

The A32 Lansen was Sweden's last purpose-built attack aircraft.  During the Cold War years, the Lansen distinguished itself with a solid if unspectacular career.  Swedish pilots described it as pleasant to fly.  

Gradually being replaced by more modern types, the Saab 32 was used into the late 1990's.  Two still remain operational with the sole task of taking high altitude air samples for research purposes for the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority.  It was used to collect volcanic ash samples in April and May 2010.

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The item was delivered within 24 hours from the time payment was made which is very impressive. The box was slightly squashed in transit but all parts were undamaged.